Of the 1,413 ICU beds in public and private facilities as well as eight jumbo centres, only 125 are vacant; BMC says its infra can handle the caseload. The BMC’s decision last month to bar all 72 private nursing homes—hospitals with fewer than 50 beds— in the city from treating Covid-19 patients appears to have backfired. The surge in cases and casualties in the wake of Ganpati festivities and the easing of more restrictions under Unlock 4 has led to an acute shortage of ICU beds. Of the total 1,413 ICU beds in public hospitals, 33 private facilities and eight jumbo centres, only 125 are vacant. The 33 private hospitals collectively offer 590 ICU beds, but seven of them—Fortis in Mulund, Hiranandani in Powai, Lilavati in Bandra, Jaslok in Tardeo, Hinduja in Mahim, Nanavati in Vile Parle and Breach Candy Hospital—said they can no longer admit Covid-19 patients requiring intensive care. nursing homes were taken off the list of Covid-19 treatment centres … [Read more...] about With nursing homes barred, acute shortage of ICU beds
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“Everything and everybody” were in place to take action quickly, Health Department CEO Jim Nelson said. But the two-day delay between testing and getting results hampered the process, especially because many people who were positive showed no symptoms. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus Outbreak At West Virginia Nursing Home Stabalizes
"In the early days of the pandemic, Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation II healthcare professionals took proactive steps to prepare for the crisis, ranging from increasing social distancing and separating sick patients, addressing staffing issues, ensuring adequate medication for ill patients, etc," he said. "We monitored and complied with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. … [Read more...] about New Jersey nursing home where authorities found 17 bodies sued for alleged failures during Covid-19
In early May, Governor Andrew Cuomo required all staff at nursing homes to be tested for the virus twice every week, an effort to catch infections early before residents could be exposed to employees who were positive. Both the governor and state health officials said information the federal government provided about asymptomatic individuals prior to that testing mandate—which suggested asymptomatic individuals could not transmit the virus to others—made the problem worse. … [Read more...] about More Than 6,000 Recovering Patients Returned to Nursing Homes During Height of Pandemic in N.Y.
New Jersey Governor Philip D Murphy has said that once the pandemic is over, the state will conduct a proper investigation into what went wrong although he did appear to be surprised at the high number of deaths. … [Read more...] about Police find 17 bodies piled up in New Jersey nursing home’s tiny morgue after receiving tip off a corpse had been left in a SHED at facility that has seen nearly 10 percent of its 700 residents die during virus pandemic